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Northern Ireland to go to polls again as Prime Minister Theresa May calls snap General Election

It will be third time in a year for people of NI

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The people of Northern Ireland will go to the polls for a third time in a year

Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap General Election for June 8.

The announcement was made outside Downing Street this morning.

Northern Ireland will have to elect MPs to its 18 constituencies.

Sinn Fein’s Mickey Brady is currently the MP for Newry and Armagh while DUP’s David Simpson represents Upper Bann.

It comes just weeks after the last Assembly election, which took place on 2 March and was triggered by the collapse of Stormont.

The last General Election was held in May 2015.

The DUP returned eight MPs, Sinn Féin have four, the SDLP have three, the UUP two and there is one Independent.

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